With the pressure to raise funds we focus on targeting audiences and don’t take the time to build a community. By targeting audiences they will just diminish, but by investing in creating a community, it will grow.
Adopting new words can help, but if there is nothing under pinning them, then it is too shallow, and the change you desire won’t really take root. So do you really understand the words you use?
… when you accept that it is broken, and take a little bit of time to understand why, then what to do to fix it is obvious.
The question you need to ask is ‘how can I give back emotion?’
This week I made a donation for the first time. I was actually quite excited in the build up to giving. A little nervous too.
How can we give the donor the best experience possible?
What sort of donor/customer experience do you give? Do you take that extra bit of effort to think about your donors and effectively say “you matter”?
I suspect most charities are geared to send out some acknowledgment in the most efficient way – a thank you – which is really just a receipt and doesn’t mitigate that empty feeling
Isn’t this the sort of thing we should strive for? Giving people such a great experience they will be back for more
This is my 25th year as a fundraiser! Over that time there I’ve gathered some working habits that you might find useful. Here are my top 10 tips.